January 1, 2020

One recent night before Christmas as Suzanne and I were driving through our neighborhood we were reflectively conversing about the fact that it has now been seven Christmas and New Years seasons that we have lived in Woodhaven, (just blocks from the church) and have re...

December 2, 2019

“Advent” means “coming” or “arrival.” During the season of Advent, we celebrate Christ’s coming into the world and watch with expectant hope for his coming again. In its historical origins, the season of Advent was patterned after the season of Lent, a six-week period...

October 29, 2019

When your alarm summons your consciousness…

When your eyes first open…

When you take your first realized breath…

When your children climb into your bed…

When you smell the coffee brewing downstairs…

When your legs carry you into the kitchen…

When you take your first sip…

When...

October 4, 2019

 Another word for manifesto is declaration.  To declare something is to officially and publicly give name to it and proclaim that it is really important.  Can an annual pledge really be this for you?
        For as long as you have been a participant in the l...

August 29, 2019

As a child it was always exciting to me when a new year brought with it a new decade. We naturally group decades together in history and culture.  When viewed in history, each has brought with its collective trends, changes, and monumental events.  In your mind’s eye,...

July 29, 2019

Recently I came across a poignant story about missing out.  The story speaks powerfully and is a great reminder to me as to how we sometimes (maybe often times) miss out on opportunities for direct contact with a stunning God, world, and universe. Viki Weisskopf, a ren...

June 28, 2019

A few events in the past weeks has me asking: “If I had to choose just a few things to bring with me into the future, what would they be?” 

At the beginning of June we visited our good friends in North Carolina.  They have actually put this question into practice in the...

May 1, 2019

On May 12th we have plans to confirm two young disciples.  Samer and Brady will stand before the congregation who helped raise and grow them and not only answer a few questions, but make vows.  This year’s confirmation class has focused on exegeting these vows of membe...

April 3, 2019

Easter is deep, rich, and impactful.  Easter is our annual and regular reminder that because of Jesus EVERYTHING has changed.  This is an invitation for everything to change.  The Easter season begins with a vigil and ends with a party!  I wanted to share two resources...

March 25, 2019

I would like to invite you to come along on a journey with me.
   

I am here and pleased to tell you this journey has a beginning and it has an end.  The place and time it begins is in an act of worship on Ash Wednesday.  The place and time it ends is in an ac...

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